Describe how pedlars sold books around the villages in Europe

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Describe how pedlars sold books around the villages in Europe.
Answer:

  • Booksellers employed pedlars, who roamed around villages, carrying little books for sale.
  • In England, penny chapbooks were carried by petty pedlars known as ‘chapmen’ and sold for a penny, so that even the poor could buy them.
  • In France were the ‘Biliotheque Blene’, which were low-priced small books printed on poor quality paper and bound in cheap blue cover, that were also sold by pedlars.